Name
FC Porto

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Established
1893 (124 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Nuno Espírito Santo

Stadium/Home
Estádio do Dragão
(50,092 Capacity)

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Location
Porto,Portugal

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League
Portuguese Primeira Liga

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Latest Results
Moreirense 3 - 1 FC Porto (21 May)
FC Porto 4 - 1 F.C. Paços (14 May)
Maritimo 1 - 1 FC Porto (06 May)
Chaves 0 - 2 FC Porto (29 Apr)
FC Porto 0 - 0 Feirense (23 Apr)

Description

The club was founded on 28 September 1893 as Foot-Ball Club do Porto by António Nicolau de Almeida, a local port wine merchant and avid sportsman, who became fascinated with football during his trips to England. Porto played its first matches with other Portuguese clubs, including one against Lisbon's Foot-Ball Club Lisbonense on 2 March 1894. This match had the patronage of King Carlos I and Queen Amélie of Orléans, who traveled to Porto to witness the event and present a trophy to the winners.

Almeida's enthusiasm and involvement with the club waned due to family pressure, and by the turn of the century, Porto had entered a period of inactivity. In 1906, José Monteiro da Costa returned to Porto after finishing his studies in England. Like Almeida, thirteen years before, he was also captivated by the English game, and together with some associates, decided to reintroduce the practice of football in the city, outside of the British circles. On 2 August 1906, Porto was revived and Monteiro da Costa appointed its president. Although football was the driving force, the club also promoted other sports, including gymnastics, weightlifting and wrestling, athletics and swimming.Shortly after, Porto rented its first ground and recruited a French coach named Adolphe Cassaigne, who would stay in the club until 1925.

On 15 December 1907, Porto played its first match against a foreign team, hosting Spain's Real Fortuna. In the following month, Porto returned the visit and played its first match abroad. Four years later, the club won the inaugural staging of the Taça José Monteiro da Costa, securing its first-ever official title. In 1912, Porto joined efforts with Leixões to establish the Porto Football Association, which began organising the regional championship in the following year. Porto finished the first season as runners-up, behind local rivals Boavista, but in the following season the club won its first championship. By the end of the 1920–21 season, Porto had been regional champions six times in seven years, and outright winners of the Taça José Monteiro da Costa, after claiming a third consecutive victory in 1916

Team Members
Adrian
Oliver
Andres
Helton
Kadu
Maicon
Kelvin
Ricardo
Vincent Aboubakar
Mikel Ndubisi Agu
Jose Angel
Willy Boly
Yacine Brahimi
José Campaña
Iker Casillas
Fabiano Freitas
Jorge Fucile
Victor Garcia
Lucho Gonzalez
Hector Herrera
Gianelli Imbula
Joris Kayembe
Miguel Layun
Ivan Marcano
Daniel Opare
Maxi Pereira
Ricardo Pereira
Ricardo Quaresma
Juan Quintero
Diego Reyes
Alex Sandro Lobo Silv
Joao Teixeira
Silvestre Varela

Stadium or Home

The Estádio do Dragão (Portuguese pronunciation), Stadium of the Dragon) is an all-seater football stadium located in Porto, Portugal, and the home of F.C. Porto. It was inaugurated on 16 November 2003 with a friendly match between Porto and FC Barcelona, which set an attendance record of 52,000 people. The stadium's current capacity is 50,431.

Designed by Portuguese architect Manuel Salgado, the Estádio do Dragão replaced the club's previous stadium, the Estádio das Antas, inaugurated in 1952. Rated a UEFA category four stadium, it hosted five matches in UEFA Euro 2004, including the opening, and has held several other international club competition and national team matches. It has also served as a concert venue to international music artists, such as Coldplay and The Rolling Stones.

The stadium's name comes from the dragon atop the club crest, which also gives the team their nickname, Dragons.

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